A talking telephone was the hero of the very first story I wrote. In a manic twist, the telephone misplaced its voice. The irony and metaphor was lost on me considering I was eight years old, but I was very proud of that first story. So, I wrote another, and another and soon enough I had a shoe box full of stories which were loosely rolled into frayed scrolls and tied together with ribbon.
Overtime, the box was lost. Perhaps hidden under an attic beam or accidently tipped into the recycling. My love of words has never been lost however.
I grew up reading the dictionary and thumbing the thesaurus. Black ink was always on my fingers and smudged against my hand. I never went anywhere without a notebook; I still don't!
Writing is my life.
In 2018, I quit my 12 year career as a Medical Librarian in the Nursing and Midwifery sector, to pursue working from home as a Freelance Writer, Journalist, Content Creator, Ghostwriter and not forgetting, general dogsbody to our two kids.
I am a writer by nature, a graphic designer by chance, an all round sci-fi nerd and lover of robots and steampunk. I am most unsure about what I am doing with my hair, but going from a buzzcut to a faux hawk certainly makes me stand out. Just like my writing style.
I routinely write for a variety of leading magazines, newspapers and websites including The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Mums & Tots, and more. Based on my published articles, I have contributed to radio interviews, podcasts and I have sat on the Ireland: AM couch.
Top 100 Inspiring Women of Ireland 2019 – inspiring.ie
Finalist Mental Health Media Awards 2019
Finalist Family Friendly Ireland Awards 2019
Shortlist Blog Awards Ireland 2018
Longlist Boots Maternity and infant Awards 2018
Shortlist V by Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017
Shortlist Maternity and Infant Awards 2017
Winner Realex Payments Web Awards 2016
‘Best Original Writing for a Website’
Finalist Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016